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Every Voice Matters

My mother has always been my greatest role model for how to treat people with kindness and how to approach every human interaction with compassion and curiousity. She was a schoolteacher, and I imagine her as fair as she was kind, and able to provide positive reinforcement when the time was right. She would tell me that it was easy to give attention to the picture perfect pupil at the front of the class who sits up tall and gets…

Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Asanas On Autopilot

In my last blog I talked about starting the first section of my yoga teacher training. With each module, my peers and I are encouraged to take deeper dives into our learning, our practice, and ourselves, and it’s funny how an 8-day intensive is enough time to have some really profound stuff go down. This last module was an emotional roller coaster – navigating through highs, lows, thrills & uncertainty – but I walked away feeling appropriately overwhelmed, and ultimately…

Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

Taking the Leap into Lotus

Earlier this month, I started the first of three Yoga Teacher Training modules which will prepare and certify me as a yoga instructor.  It’s an endeavour that’s eliciting excitement and apprehension; confidence and humility; growth and acceptance – a journey I’m grateful to be taking with 17 new friends and 3 very inspiring instructors. My intro to yoga was 19 years ago. I had a high school PhysEd assignment where students had to provide the class with a demo of…

Inspiration From Nature, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Meditating the Mind Awake

I used to say, “I do my best work when I’m feeling stressed.” Now I read that sentence aloud and think, “Really? Who says that?” To imply that one needs added pressure to function is like saying, “In order to get this project done, I’m going to need some additional hurdles.” I suppose this was my response to feeling stress, and anxiety; labelling it so it sounded like a productivity tool. In the last month, I’ve actually learned I don’t…

Inspiration From Nature, Self-Improvement

Managing Growth

  The other day I was rushing out the door – late for yoga! – with the latest client proposal swirling around in my head, attempting to balance a large coffee and briefcase in hand. I truly needed to slow down, so instead of yoga, I opted to sit in stillness and ask, “What needs to change?” Within minutes of being with my thoughts, it became clear that I needed to grow the EDGE 3 team. With that exciting realization…

Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement

Embracing Your Fear

This is a great time to reflect on the amazing things that happened over the past year and set our sights for the year ahead.  As we took a nostalgic look back, one of the most fascinating observations that we made at EDGE 3 was how embracing fear can sometimes catapult us into the next level of accomplishment. On May 13th of 2013, we witnessed Chris Hatfield return safely to our planet after clocking 62 million miles and spending 146…

Coaching Tips, Self-Improvement

Asking Questions

Good questions lead to amazing answers — answers that can astound you and the person you asked, and can lead to leaps in success — yours, theirs and the organization’s.  Bringing a coach approach is easier than it may sound, and leads to enormous gains.  Here’s some helpful tips:   Ask open questions — in other words, questions that require more than a “yes” or “no” response. This leads to dialogue without an accusatory tone and builds a comfortable rapport. …

Coaching Tips, Leadership Insights, Self-Improvement